Episode 032: Nitrogen Roots

Nebraska Extension Digital Agriculture Author
05/13/2021 Added
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Fertilizer is one of the most significant input costs that many farmers incur. Certain row crops, such as corn, cotton, and potatoes, require significant amounts of nitrogen (abbreviated N) fertilizer to produce high yielding crops. Managing nitrogen is challenging from both a financial and environmental perspective for farm operators. This episode of the FarmBits podcast marks the beginning of a series on nitrogen management technologies designed to improve and increase nitrogen management capacity on the farm. Dr. Richard Ferguson, Vice Chancellor at the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture and Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at UNL, is our guest for this episode. Dr. Ferguson provides a historical perspective on the evolution of nitrogen management and the development of the technologies that are emerging at the forefront of precision nitrogen management today. This episode introduces the topics, and a few of the guests, that will be part of this series on nitrogen management technologies. RICA Information: Website: https://www.rica.rw/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RICA_Rwanda Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rica.education.rw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ricarwanda/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rica_rwanda/ Connect with Dr. Richard Ferguson: Twitter: https://twitter.com/rbferguson Thank you to everyone who participated in the FarmBits listener survey! FarmBits Team Contact Info: E-Mail: farmbits@unl.edu Twitter: https://twitter.com/RICA_Rwanda Samantha's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamanthaTeten Samantha's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthateten/ Jackson's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jstansell87 Jackson's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacksonstansell/ Opinions expressed by the hosts and guests on this podcast are solely their own, and do not reflect the views of Nebraska Extension or the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

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